17th June 2019

Managing the Funding Shortfall

In  a recent About Early Years bulletin, ‘Counting the Cost in Spring 2019’ Ceeda have reported some worrying statistics. The gap between the average funding rate and the cost of delivery is now 37% for 2 year olds and 20% for 3 year olds, leaving a huge funding deficit of an estimated £662 Million. Head…

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11th June 2019

Does the absence of male carers matter?

It will be Father’s Day on Sunday. Many families now celebrate this annual event with gifts and cards acknowledging significant male carers in children’s lives. We do not do so in our household. I am told that we are making a stand against commercial interests exploiting our gullibility. No card for me then, instead, I…

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31st May 2019

ParentZone’s amazing feature allows Nurseries to increase profit

ParentZone’s photo book feature allows parents & carers to print treasured photos of their child at nursery, straight from their app. Parents are able to log into their secure ParentZone app to view photos and videos of their child at nursery, and now at the touch of a button, they can select their favourite photos…

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16th May 2019

We are amongst this year’s 30 most exciting companies in our region!

Connect Childcare, an SME was formed in 2004 when the in-house development team first built Connect’s Nursery Management Software. Over the years as the team has grown and technology has advanced, we have continually added new functionality and additional products to improve the nursery management processes and child development even further.

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14th May 2019

What to expect from an inspection under the new Education Inspection Framework

In September 2019 a new framework will come into place and all early years provision registered with Ofsted will be required to meet its expectations. We have captured some specific themes and developments that will feature in the Education Inspection Framework providing a snap shot of what to expect when you are inspected from September…

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7th May 2019

Carole’s 10 top tips to safeguard your nursery from bad debts

Your occupancy is likely to be at its highest at this time of year. Having more fees to manage and less time to manage them could lead to an increase in bad debt. Carole is our Customer Relationship Manager and her role is primarily to ensure that you are having a positive experience whilst you…

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23rd April 2019

30 new jobs at Connect Childcare

Investment aids ambitious growth plans for Connect Childcare Lancashire childcare software provider, Connect Childcare has tripled its work space with a £260K office move set to create 30 new jobs. Private investment has enabled Connect Childcare to invest in the premises, people and products required to forge ahead with ambitious growth in UK and international…

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15th April 2019

Careers at Connect Childcare

Connect Childcare are a limited company based in Nelson. We develop Nursery Management Software for Childcare Providers. Our teams of 60+ use their knowledge to design and develop software and support our clients to optimise its use. Connect Childcare’s software helps streamline the management of Nurseries. Our mission is to “Improve the lives of children,…

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